ALVAN L. BARACH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this communication is: (1) to present the mechanism by which both lungs are immobilized with a normal exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the pulmonary alveoli and the outside air; (2) to report the results of nine years' trial of local lung rest therapy in advanced and moderately advanced pulmonary tuberculosis.
When absence of breathing is produced by hyperventilation with 100 per cent oxygen, the subject remains comfortable, has no impulse to breathe, and his chest remains motionless for a period of five minutes. Since the provision of an adequate arterial oxygen tension is sufficient to
BARACH AL. IMMOBILIZATION OF BOTH LUNGS PRODUCED BY THE EQUALIZING PRESSURE CHAMBER WITH RESULTS OF TREATMENT IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:687–703. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-5-687
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(5):687-703.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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